Win over Princeton Propels Navy to Top of Mid-Major

With a signature win against Princton, Navy's men steamed to the top of the first Endless Pools/ Mid-Major Top 25 of the new year.   Harvard ranked second behind the Midshipmen.  Among women's teams, San Diego State edged Harvard for the top spot in the ranking of non-BCS programs.

Princeton, which was previously-ranked first, actually found looking up at two Ivy rivals.  In addition to #2 Harvard, Yale ranked third with wins over Penn (5th) and Dartmouth (9th).  All three academies ranked in the top ten for the first time this season with Army checking in at 7th and Air Force 10th.  Grand Canyon (6th) and Eastern Michigan (8th) rounded out the top ten.

For the women, SDSU edged Harvard for the top spot by 0.52 seconds.  The rest of the top ten was far more diverse than the men's side with seven different conferences represented.  Boise State, Towson, and Miami ranked 3-th while Yale, San Jose State, UC-Davis, Rice and Northeastern all made the top ten.

Several top Mid-Major teams were either idle or swam off lineups over the ranking period which runs from December 18-January 12th.  Those expected to make a return in the coming week include UNLV, Denver and Florida Gulf Coast.

The Endless Pools/ is the only objective ranking of swimming for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA, and NJCAA.   The rankings utilize a point system based on NCAA time standards, predicted qualifying times and percentile rankings from the past four season.  (Read More at our Point FAQ.)

Mid-Major Division I - Women

Rank School Meet points
1 San Diego State San Diego State vs. Colorado State, North Texas, Tulane 906.59
2 Harvard Harvard vs. Brown 906.07
3 Boise State UC-San Diego vs. Grand Canyon, Boise State 884.07
4 Towson Towson vs. George Mason 862.44
5 Miami-OH Miami (OH) vs. Cincinnati 857.48
6 Yale Yale vs. Cornell 809.56
7 San Jose State San Diego vs. AFA, Boise St, Incarnate Word, San Jose St 809.41
8 UC-Davis UC-Davis vs. Fresno State 784.37
9 Rice Texas A&M vs. Rice 767.48
10 Northeastern Delaware vs. Drexel, Northeastern 760.44
11 Brown Harvard vs. Brown 753.19
12 Eastern Michigan Denison vs. Eastern Michigan 746.59
13 Delaware Delaware vs. Drexel, Northeastern 739.04
14 James Madison James Madison vs. Georgetown & Gardner Webb 733.11
15 William and Mary William & Mary vs. Davidson 724.30
16 Ohio University Denison vs. Ohio 720.67
17 Colorado State San Diego St vs. Colorado St, North Texas, Tulane 719.56
18 Navy North Carolina vs. Navy 706.37
19 CSU-Bakersfield Fresno State vs. CSU-Bakersfield 704.89
20 Northern Arizona Arizona vs. NMState, NAU, Oregon State 702.22
21 Army Army vs. Bucknell 695.93
22 Bucknell Army vs. Bucknell 691.85
23 Cornell Cornell vs. Colgate 685.78
24 Florida International Florida International vs. Georgia Tech 674.22
25 George Washington Rhode Island Invitational 661.33
26 New Mexico State Arizona vs. NM State, NAU, Oregon State 655.56
27 Lehigh Army vs. Lehigh 651.56
28 Davidson William & Mary vs. Davidson 635.04
29 Air Force Colby vs. Amherst 626.22
30 Fresno State Fresno State vs. CSU-Bakersfield 609.04
31 UNC-Wilmington Catawba vs. North Florida, UNC-Wilmington 593.33
32 Grand Canyon UC-San Diego vs. Grand Canyon, Boise State 592.30
33 North Dakota North Dakota vs. Grand Canyon 585.48
34 New Mexico Florida International Invitational 580.00
35 Massachusetts Rhode Island Invitational 567.93
36 George Mason Towson vs. George Mason 562.37
37 South Dakota St South Dakota State vs. South Dakota 561.78
38 Colgate Cornell vs. Colgate 553.85
39 Campbell North Florida vs. Campbell, West Florida, Brenau 552.74
40 Loyola Marymount CSUB vs. Alaska, Loyola Marymount, UC-San Diego 551.78
41 Rhode Island Rhode Island Invitational 544.81
42 North Texas San Diego State vs. Colorado State, North Texas, Tulane 542.07
43 IUPUI IUPUI vs. Western Illinois, Saint Louis 533.78
44 Duquesne Florida International Invitational 530.07
45 Tulane San Diego State vs. Colorado State, North Texas, Tulane 529.26
46 UMBC UMBC vs. Howard 527.70
47 North Florida North Florida vs. Campbell, West Florida, Brenau 506.67
48 Seattle Whitworth vs. Seattle 490.37
49 Florida Atlantic Florida International Invitational 489.11
50 Binghamton Bucknell vs. Binghamton 479.41


1NavyNavy vs. Princeton890.96
2HarvardHarvard vs. Brown889.04
3YaleYale vs. Penn & Dartmouth867.11
4PrincetonNavy vs. Princeton852.30
5PennYale vs. Penn & Dartmouth851.19
6Grand CanyonNorth Dakota vs. Grand Canyon750.15
7ArmyArmy vs. Bucknell732.15
8Eastern MichiganDenison vs. Eastern Michigan720.07
9DartmouthYale vs. Penn & Dartmouth700.96
10Air ForceColby vs. Amherst683.04
11ColumbiaBucknell vs. Columbia, Rutgers672.74
12BrownHarvard vs. Brown672.67
13Miami-OHMiami (OH) vs. Cincinnati669.04
14CornellYale vs. Cornell667.85
15BucknellArmy vs. Bucknell643.19
16CSU-BakersfieldCSUB vs. Alaska, Loyola Marymount, UC-San Diego631.41
17TowsonTowson vs. George Mason631.11
18Incarnate WordSan Diego vs. AFA, Boise St, UIW, San Jose State629.04
19DelawareDelaware vs. Drexel, Northeastern622.52
20William and MaryWilliam & Mary vs. Davidson613.70
21DrexelDelaware vs. Drexel, Northeastern580.30
22George MasonTowson vs. George Mason562.96
23Saint LouisIUPUI vs. Western Illinois, Saint Louis548.30
24MassachusettsRhode Island Invitational544.30
25LehighArmy vs. Lehigh541.78
26South Dakota StateSouth Dakota State vs. South Dakota535.56
27DavidsonWilliam & Mary vs. Davidson530.37
28Gardner-WebbJames Madison vs. Georgetown & Gardner Webb 530.22
29PacificStanford vs. Pacific (CA)528.22
30UMBCUMBC vs. Howard525.11
31North DakotaNorth Dakota vs. Grand Canyon523.56
32SeattleWhitworth vs. Seattle513.78
33George WashingtonRhode Island Invitational505.63
34Old DominionFlorida International Invitational483.56
35BinghamtonBucknell vs. Binghamton482.07
36BuffaloNiagara vs. Buffalo461.48
37UNC-WilmingtonCatawba vs. North Florida, UNC-Wilmington452.44
38IUPUIIUPUI vs. Western Illinois, Saint Louis433.78
39GeorgetownJames Madison vs. Georgetown & Gardner Webb 417.19
40MaristSouthern Connecticut vs. Marist410.81
41South DakotaSouth Dakota State vs. South Dakota381.78
42CanisiusCanisius vs. Gannon373.19
43Western IllinoisIUPUI vs. Western Illinois, Saint Louis326.81
44Florida AtlanticFlorida International Invitational319.41
45ProvidenceBrown vs. Providence269.19
46ColgateCornell vs. Colgate234.67
47NJITFlorida International Invitational157.04
48ManhattanTexas Christian vs. Manhattan92.44
49Rhode IslandRhode Island Invitational9.93